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Zoloft Birth Defects


If you took the antidepressant drug Zoloft while pregnant and your baby was born with heart defects, you should immediately seek the advice of a board certified personal injury lawyer to determine if you and your child are entitled to compensation. If you have thought about joining a Zoloft class action lawsuit, you should contact us to discuss filing an individual claim rather than participating in a Zoloft class action lawsuit.

Zoloft (generic name sertraline) is one of the SSRI antidepressant drugs that have been thought to cause birth defects and has been the subject of a FDA warning. SSRIs such as Zoloft are a group of drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. These heart defects caused by Zoloft may include atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, Tetralogy of fallot, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, transposition of the great arteries (TGA or TOGA), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR), double outlet right ventricle (DORV), and coarctation of the aorta (CoA)

There is also growing evidence that Zoloft and other SSRIs cause the birth defect craniosynostosis and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when taken by their mothers.

What is Zoloft?

Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) is manufactured by the drug giant Pfizer. It is marketed as an antidepressant, antipanic, antiobsessional agent.

What Does Zoloft Treat?

Zoloft is generally used to treat panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (ODCD) and depression. Zoloft has been prescribed to pregnant women to treat these symptoms during their pregnancy. However, pregnant women were never made aware of the possibility that Zoloft use might result in heart-related birth defects in their babies.

What are the Side-effects of Zoloft?

In addition to the risk to a baby's heart, side-effects of Zoloft include suicidal ideation and withdrawal symptoms. The risk to the fetus is so great that Pfizer (the manufacturer of Zoloft) has warned doctors, "The safety of Zoloft during pregnancy and lactation has not been established and therefore, it should not be used in women of childbearing potential or nursing mothers, unless, in the opinion of the physician, the potential benefits to the patient outweigh the possible hazards to the fetus." However, many pregnant women were prescribed Zoloft and their babies developed serious heart defects that will require dangerous surgery to correct.

Zoloft is also in the group of antidepressant drugs known as Selective Sarotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) which have been shown to greatly increase the risk that a baby will have persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) when taken by their pregnant mother. Since these concerns were raised, there have been additional studies that indicate Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants might be responsible for the serious heart defects described above.

Michael P. Fleming, former elected county attorney is board certified as a specialist in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Feel free to contact him at any time to discuss your Zoloft use and your baby's heart condition. All consultations are complimentary and confidential.

In addition to being board certified as a specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law and well-known as the former Harris County Attorney, Michael P. Fleming has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer for many years. His Houston law firm is AV rated by Martindale - Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been featured in H-Texas Magazine's Top Attorneys in Houston issue which features the best Houston lawyers and law firms. He is also one of the small percentage of attorneys in the entire country to have had the privilege of arguing and winning a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Fleming is also licensed as a Solicitor by the Law Society of Ireland and can assist with any personal injury or business matters in Ireland through his affiliated Solicitor firm in Dublin, Ireland.

If you have a serious personal injury, wrongful death or litigation matter in Houston, Austin or anywhere else in Texas, contact an attorney with the qualifications, experience and reputation you can trust. Michael P. Fleming is a personal injury lawyer with the qualifications and experience you deserve.

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